Meet the team
Learn more about our therapists and their clinical interests, and get to know our wonderful support team.
Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist
Liza’s interests lie in Sports, Exercise & Musculoskeletal medicine, particularly with lower limb injury in the recreational athlete. After graduating from University of Queensland in 1993, Liza spent two years working in outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy & in the field of Sports Physiotherapy prior to completing a postgraduate diploma in Sports Physiotherapy, at Curtin University, in Perth. Liza then worked for two years in a Manipulative Physiotherapy private practice while completing her Masters of Sports Physiotherapy, focusing on hamstring pain. During this time, Liza was working with Club & State Representative Rugby Union teams & Australian Division II Schoolboys Rugby Union.
Upon return to Queensland, she has then had further experience as a private locum before establishing this practice in 1999. She has worked with Qld Schoolboys Rugby, Qld Suburban Representative Rugby Union, the Qld Rugby Union Referees Association, Club Rugby Union, Junior Rugby Union, & Tertiary Rugby League, as well as lecturing for Sports Medicine Australia. Liza has also worked as a Clinical Supervisor at University of Queensland in the Masters of Sports Physiotherapy programme. Liza works with the Medicals Rugby Union Club. Liza has a specific interest in sports injuries treatment & their prevention. She has always had an interest in postures & movement patterns & is currently combining this interest with her new hobbies of photography & renovation.
Liza has a specific interest in sports injuries & their prevention. Liza is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sports Physiotherapy Australia, Physiotherapy Business Australia, Sports Medicine Australia and the Australian College of Physiotherapists.
Liza enjoys the challenge of treating tendon pathology and helping patients avoid if possible or delay, total knee replacements, knee arthroscopes and total hip replacements.
In 2011, Liza experimented with minimalist running training & completed the Brisbane Half Marathon, the Toowoomba Ridge to Ridge Half Marathon & her first full Marathon in Toowoomba after just 12 weeks training. Liza ran the Twilight Half & Brisbane Running Festival half in 2014 with the added challenge of pushing Xavier in the running pram. August 2014, Liza & Xavier (Pram running) completed the Sunshine Coast Marathon in about four & a quarter hours.
Liza achieved acceptance as a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP) in 2009 with the graduation ceremony in October 2011. Liza was appointed by the Australian College of Physiotherapists as a Facilitator to assist candidates through the two year Sports and Exercise Specialisation process, as one of only two inaugural Sports and Exercise Specialisation Facilitators in Australia, for the first training programme. In 2015, Liza was appointed by the Australian College of Physiotherapists as Facilitator for another cohort of candidates undertaking the specialisation process.
Liza is one of only eleven Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapists in Queensland and only about 45 Australia wide.
- B.Phty. University of Queensland. 1993.
- PGDip Sports Phty. Curtin University. 1996.
- Masters Sports Phty. Curtin University. 1998.
- APA Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist. 1999.
- Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist – Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. 2009.
Reggie received his Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 2020 after working as an Exercise Physiologist & Sports Scientist since 2016. He also pursued an honours thesis during his undergraduate studies looking at the effects of high intensity interval training (HIIT) in people with cancer, which led to publishing two additional exercise physiology articles in peer reviewed journals. From this, he has developed expertise in delivering evidence-based interventions for enhancing quality and ease of movement to allow people to be their strongest and healthiest.
Years of experience in strength & conditioning coaching for a range of sports, as well as a personal background in competitive weightlifting, has allowed Reggie to develop an understanding of the training demands of athletes ranging from developmental to Olympic levels. Combining this with a passion for teaching anatomy, Reggie appreciates the intricacies of human movement and how optimising physical function can help people achieve their health and performance goals.
Reggie is experienced with practices in dry needling and western acupuncture, and has particular interest in diagnosing and treating neck, back and shoulder pain in addition to all types of sports injuries. He also likes to treat injuries following motor vehicle accidents, pre/post orthopaedic surgery rehab and dizziness/vertigo management.
Physiotherapist - On Call
Anthony graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons). Since graduating, Anthony has worked in the public health sector at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with numerous different patient populations. He has spent time working with Musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries. He currently works as a Senior Physiotherapist in the Emergency Department at the Gold Coast Hospital.
Throughout university Anthony worked as a student physiotherapist with Brisbane State High School Rugby Union teams and volunteered to work as a student physiotherapist with the Queensland Reds Women’s and Youth Rugby teams. Currently Anthony enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions including low back and neck pain as well as lower limb injuries.
Outside of work, Anthony keeps fit by playing Australian Rules Football with the Redcliffe Tigers. He also enjoys snowboarding around the world, including Japan.
Sangita is a highly experienced Physiotherapist with 16+ years of expertise. Based in Paddington, she hails from Auckland, New Zealand, and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Sport Medicine. At Paddington Physio & Podiatry, she focuses on not just relieving pain, but also building lasting strength and resilience.
With a background in sports physiotherapy, Sangita has worked with pro wrestling athletes, top cricket teams, and rowing, hockey and rugby league teams in Auckland.
Sangita has experience a variety of diverse settings such as private practices, high schools, gyms, and aged care facilities in New Zealand and Australia. Her journey continued in Australia from 2011, where she lent her expertise to various private practices in North and Central Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria, before embarking on an overseas venture to the United Kingdom for a change of scenery. There, Sangita further honed her skills in both private practice and hospital settings, ultimately returning to Paddington, Brisbane.
Sangita has a wealth of experience and would be an excellent fit for injury management of workplace injuries and our veterans. She is passionate about injury management, strength and conditioning, and women’s health, Sangita offers comprehensive care to her clients.
Sha graduated with a Bachelor in Medical Bioscience in 2015 from Monash University, Melbourne, and a Bachelor in Podiatry in 2021 from Queensland University of Technology ; admirably combining her interest in human physiology and biomechanics with dermatological foot conditions (from nails to warts and ingrown nails).
During her final year study as an Honours student, Sha chose to focus on Orthotic technology to better understand the manufacture, mechanics and most importantly what design suits patients best! During her spare time Sha likes to practice her manual therapy skills for the lower limb, having previously earned a certificate in traditional massage therapy from her home country Singapore.
In her younger days, Sha used to spend most of her time being trained for Tennis, Badminton, Softball and Baseball.
Emily has recently graduated from All Hallows’ School and has started into a Bachelor of Primary Education at QUT. She is really enjoying her start to university and is excited to see where it takes her in the future. As Emily delves further into her study, she will be covering reception a bit less frequently.
When she’s not working or studying, Emily enjoys playing sport- especially netball and running! She also enjoys travelling and trips to the beach.
Reece Smith is the newest addition to our team. Reece is a helpful, introspective person. He has had some training in music tech and shares an interest in tabletop games, modern history and much more.
Reece also ran a local business until recently but stepped away from it for academic pursuits. Reece is here to help you with any queries you may have for Paddington Physiotherapy and Podiatry.
Super Early Morning Junior Receptionist
Xavier Devlin joined the team at Paddington Physiotherapy & Podiatry in early 2013. He has had a busy time greeting patients in his role as Customer Liaison Officer and Inventor.
Xavier has started school but in his spare time, Xavier enjoys his running, having competed in two City2South runs, Brisbane Running Festival 10km & half, Twilight Bay Run, Variety Club Santa Run, & the Twilight Half Marathon & the Sunshine Coast Marathon. This year he plans to ride his bike while Liza is running. Xavier is also a regular at Swimming training and Swim meets. Xavier has joined GPS Rugby and is doing some running training as well as quickly moving up in Jujitsu.
Trixie loves a fast run for cardio and can spring like a gazelle.
She balances her energetic training as Pawsonal Trainer with some well earned rest. But she knows too much couch time can be problematic.
Walk-Leader & Mobile Marketing Manager
Kitty or Kathrine Regina as she was more formally known, was part of the team here from March 2006 to March 2015. Kitty was our walk-leader, fitness assistant, mobile marketing manager & mascot for Med Rugby, being one of the few dogs allowed into Ballymore.
Kitty completed 8km of the Brisbane 1/2 Marathon, 11km of the Toowoomba Ridge to Ridge Half Marathon & 16km of the Toowoomba Marathon, & various runs with the Brisbane Road Runners, which were great efforts for such short legs. We will miss her greatly.